Month: June 2011

Spiced Up Steamed Shrimp

Ingredients: 2 lb fresh shrimp 2 jalapenos, diced 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, diced 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons Old Bay 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds Directions: Add everything but the shrimp to a large pot. Bring to a boil. […]

Dirty Rice

Ingredients: 1/2 lb ground turkey thighs 1/2 lb chicken livers, pureed 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 jalapenos, minced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 large bunch spring onion, bulbs and greens diced (separate use) 2 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano* 1 1/2 teaspoons […]

Plum-Rainier Cherry Butter

Ingredients: 4 lb plums, pitted and quartered 8 oz pitted Rainier cherries 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice Ingredients: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker, stir. Turn on low and cook overnight (about 8-10 hrs) with the lid slightly askew to allow for some evaporation […]

Hawaiian Inspired Short Ribs

Ingredients: 3 1/2 lb boneless beef short ribs* 20 oz canned pineapple rings in juice 1 kiwi, halved marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1/3 cup ponzu sauce 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce 2 tablespoons ginger juice 2 tablespoons sesame oil Directions: […]

Mango Marinated Grilled Boneless Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb boneless pork ribs 3 mangos, cubed (I used Ataulfo) 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon ginger juice 1 tablespoon pepper sherry salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a resealable bag or marinating container. Kind of squish it […]

Papaya-Ginger Beer Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 can hickory smoke Spam, cubed 1 onion, chopped 1/2 papaya (cut up) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb navy beans 1/3 cup cup sriracha 8 oz ginger beer 1 tablespoon roasted ginger 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke (optional) 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard […]

Grilled Asparagus & Mushrooms with Stilton

Ingredients: 1 lb asparagus, halved horizontally 8 oz crimini mushrooms, halved 3 oz Stilton, crumbled 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seed vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Prep grill. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl. […]

Pernod Turkey Cutlets

Ingredients: 4 boneless turkey cutlets 1 onion, quartered and sliced thinly 1/3 cup chicken or turkey stock 1/4 cup Pernod 2 tablespoon Herbs de Provence 1/4 cup “instant” flour (like Wondra) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tablespoon butter Directions: Sprinkle both sides of each cutlet with Herbs de Provence. Sprinkle […]

Summer Vegetable & Chicken Stew

Ingredients: 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces 5 cloves of garlic, minced 3 medium tomatoes, diced 4 Serrano peppers, diced 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 onion, diced 1 ear’s worth of corn kernels 2 cups diced okra 5 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 1/2 tablespoons canola […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mint Ginger Jam

Ingredients: 7 cups finely diced strawberries (about 3 quarts) 3 cups diced rhubarb 1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger* 1 bunch fresh mint 4 1/2-5 cups sugar (depends on how sweet your berries are) 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., 2 little packets) Directions: Prep jars/lids for canning. Lightly bruise the […]